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Seminar Title:  
Death and Homicide Investigation - Vegas

DATES:  12/11/2023 through 12/15/2023

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Wayne Sheppard, Don Haley

LOCATION:  Treasure Island Hotel & Casino - 3300 Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV  89109

HOTEL:  Treasure Island Hotel and Casino - Las Vegas, NV  888-503-8999
Delux King:$79.00 S/D Sunday-Thursday/$159.00 S/D Friday & Saturday
Book Room Online Here *Additional $22.99 Service Fee Per Night
NOTE: Identify with Group Code PCIFALL to receive discounted rate when calling to reserve

COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $695.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Wayne Sheppard assists local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in areas such as violent crime analysis, case consultations and investigative assistance as requested by law enforcement in the United States and abroad. Additionally, he provides training in violent crime analysis, crime scene assessments, the design of law enforcement policies and procedures, the development of regional response plans, and other efforts aimed at enhancing an agency’s overall investigative response to violent crime incidents, missing, abducted and exploited children incidents.

He is an international lecturer on behavioral crime scene assessments and murder and rape typologies and has conducted research in the areas of serial homicide and child homicides.

Mr. Sheppard is a retired member of the Pennsylvania State Police where he held a number of investigative and supervisory positions. Prior to his retirement, he was the supervisor of the Criminal Investigation Assessment Unit, where he was responsible for the investigation and coordination of psychosexual homicide, serial rape, and other behaviorally based crimes occurring in Pennsylvania, also, the supervisor of the Missing Persons Unit where he provided investigative assistance for law enforcement in missing and sexually exploited children cases, and the Amber Alert Coordinator where he created and implemented the Pennsylvania Amber Alert Program for Pennsylvania.

He has also addressed professionals representing the disciplines of law enforcement, corrections, social work, probation and parole, medicine, law, television, radio and academia on a national and international basis.

He is the recipient of numerous awards both nationally and internationally for his support and expertise in violent crime and child exploitation investigations.

Mr. Sheppard is a member of the Vidocq Society, a group comprised of experts from various disciplines across the country that provide pro bono services in the investigation and analysis of unsolved violent crimes occurring in the United States.

He is the past Vice-President of the Pennsylvania Homicide Investigators Association, Virginia Homicide Investigators Association, and past board member of the Attorney General’s Legal/Medical Advisory Board on Elder Abuse.

Courses Taught: Death and Homicide InvestigationResponse, Search and Recovery of Missing and Abducted Children Solving Homicides: Investigative Steps to Success Kinesic and Cognitive Interview Techniques for Street & Road Patrol Officers Understanding Sexual Deviant Behaviors to Conduct Successful Interviews

Don Haley Professor Don V. Haley runs the Criminal Justice program at Tidewater Community College’s Virginia Beach Campus. Professor Haley’s ability to combine theory with practicality arises from his vast educational and work experience in the areas of law enforcement. Professor Haley’s educational background consists of a BA in Criminology (Cum Laude) from Saint Leo College, an MPA in Justice Administration (4.0 GPA) from Troy State University, as well as other post graduate research methods courses. Don Haley is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He also served as a correctional officer at Saint Brides Correctional Institute, a Virginia Beach deputy sheriff, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach police officer, and Virginia Beach police detective. In 1995, Don received the “Detective of the Year Award” for the 4th precinct, with the Virginia Beach Police Department. Don served as an adjunct professor at Virginia Wesleyan College from 1997-2008 in their criminal justice program. Don was “Voir dired” as an expert witness on a capital murder case in the 34th Judicial District Court in El Paso, Texas in 2008. Professor Haley’s law enforcement recognitions include the “Chamber of Commerce” award, Drug Enforcement Incentive Award, two Class Act awards, two Star Performer awards, and others. Professor Haley works contractually with theDistance Education Accrediting Commission, serving as a subject matter expert in criminal justice.
Professor Haley has researched and taught college students, law enforcement agencies, military personnel, business corporations, NCAA college athletes, and medical personnel in the latest advancements in the areas of neuroscience, brain chemistry, and psychology. Professor Haley reveals significant insight into the brain and its impact on behavior and cognitive functions in human beings. 

Pre-Payment is not required to register or attend IN-PERSON seminars. Pre-payment is required for WEBINARS and ONLINE COURSES.


Course Objectives

Statementof Fact: “In the world of violent crime, when two human beings come together, that human interaction creates evidence. If we understand the behaviors, we will understandthe evidence, and vice versa.”              

CourseObjective: Upon completion of this course of instruction, the participant will be equipped witha comprehensive knowledge base to properly conduct an all-encompassing and most intrusive criminal investigation that is required to solve violent crime incidents. 


Days 1 and 2 - Wayne Sheppard

  1. Behavioraland Forensic Applications – A Diphasic Approach

  2. Behavioral Analysis of Violent Crime – Application to Violent Crime Investigations

  3. Criminal Investigative Assessment Process – Narrowing the Scope of the Investigation

  4. Victimology and Suspect Backgrounds – Exclusionary in Nature and Vital to Case Resolution

  5. Offender Dichotomies

  6. Proper Consideration and Documentation of Incremental Behavior

  7. Sexual Deviancy - A Laypersons Understanding of the Role it Plays in Violent Crime Analysis

  8. Roleof Fantasy in Violent Crime

  9. Violent Crime Practicum – Demonstration of Knowledge Acquired


Day 3 – Professor Don V. Haley


I. Identify the five most common types of wounds encountered by law enforcementin injury and death investigations.

II. Categorize the three ranges of firearm wounds.

III. Compare and contrast the differences between incised wounds and lacerations.

IV. Compare and contrast the differences between ligature strangulation and hanging.

V. Recognize post mortem changes during a death investigation.

VI. Properly interpret defense wounds during a death investigation.

VII. Identify what anautopsy may tell us.

Days 4 and 5 - Don Haley

I. Identify different ways to identify DNA evidence.

II. Carry out proper procedures for lineups and show-ups.

III. Follow-up analyzation and interpretation of evidence.

IV. Comprise and utilize cellular data evidence.

V. Examine and interpret fingerprint and DNA evidence.

VI. Utilize and apply the basics of “Parabon Snapshot.

VII. Organize case files appropriately.

VIII. Review actual cases of homicide, police-involved shootings, as well as cold case exploration.

          IX. Overview of forensics collection, as it applies to cases of Homicide.

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